Availability and Accessibility of ICT Resources in Nigerian Higher Institutions for the Facilitation of English Language Learning

Umma Jummai Zakar, Fahainis Bt. Mohd Yusof

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Exploring information and communication technology (ICT) availability and accessibility in the participants’ institutions for supporting students’ English language learning (ELL) was the main aim of this research. It used Creswell’s, (2014) framework of the interconnection of worldview, design, and research methods to study the situation. Consequently, the qualitative approach was used with unstructured interview as data collecting instrument in the conduct of the study. Interview responses were transcribed verbatim and presented in elaborative descriptions. Population of the study comprised of four Nigerian lecturers who are currently studying in the linguistic department of Universiti Utara Malaysia. Findings of the study showed that although some ICT resources are available in the participants’ institutions, they are not adequate or positively accessible for proper integration into instructions. Yet, the lecturers expressed a desire for utilising ICT in their English language instructions. They, however, pointed out to the existence of hinderances which limit their capability of using the available ICT resources. Therefore, they used this work to call the attention of the Nigerian government and their institutions for intervention.


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Availability, Accessibility, ICT resources, Facilitation, English language learning.

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